Young Living Essential Oils for the Shower

Essential Oils for the Shower

One of the easiest ways to experience the aromatic benefits of Young Living essential oils and quickly incorporate them into your daily routine is to add a few drops of an essential oil to the back of the shower floor. The steam and heat from the shower assists with inhalation of the oils. You’ll never shower without essential oils again! :) Sometimes, I’ll randomly grab an essential oil to drop onto the shower floor. Other times, I’ll use an oil for specific support. Eucalyptus is one of my favs because it smells so invigorating! Go ahead try it!

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Essential Oil Drink Recipe – An Oilers Mojito

ESSENTIAL OIL DRINK RECIPE - AN OILERS MOJITO

My hubby and I made mojitos on Memorial Day. Of course, we couldn’t help but experiment by adding a few drops of a Young Living essential oil to the pitcher. We settled on Slique, a Young Living essential oil blend of Grapefruit, Tangerine, Lemon, Spearmint, and Ocotea essential oil with Stevia Extract. While we chose to add Slique to our mojitos for taste, Slique was actually formulated to support healthy weight management goals (and is typically used by adding 2-4 drops to 4-6 ounces of a beverage). As usual, our oiling experiment turned out great! Our mojitos were so YUMMY that I just had to share our essential oil drink recipe! :)

—- Recipe —-

1. ADD THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS TO A PITCHER:

  • 4 TABLESPOONS LEMON JUICE
  • 4 TABLESPOONS LIME JUICE
  • 1 CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
  • ABOUT 12 MINT LEAVES

2. MUDDLE THE ABOVE INGREDIENTS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE PITCHER UNTIL THE MINT LEAVES BEGIN TO BREAK APART

3. ADD 2 CUPS (OR 500 – ML) OF A LIGHT RUM TO THE PITCHER. CITRUS RUMS LIKE BICARDI LIMON ARE GREAT FOR MOJITOS!

4. FILL THE REST OF THE PITCHER UP WITH CLUB SODA

5. ADD 3 DROPS OF YOUNG LIVING’S SLIQUE ESSENTIAL OIL TO THE PITCHER

6. MIX WELL

—- Enjoy! —-

Rim a glass with granulated sugar, add ice, fill with the mojito mixture, and garnish with a lime wedge. Sit back and enjoy! :)

Note: Please read THIS for more information on ingesting essential oils (as it is quite controversial in the oiling world).

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5 Essential Oils Items You Never Thought You Wanted – Until Now!

5 Essential Oils Items You Never Thought You Wanted - Until Now

I came across some pretty neat oiling items yesterday morning (while sipping on my coffee) and I just had to share them with my readers and fellow essential oil users. If you love essential oils, you’ll likely get a kick out of these five items. I don’t have any of the below items, but I think that I’ll definitely have to order at least one of them for myself (or to give as a gift). :)

1. Essential oils diffuser case ($34.80 – $44.80):

No need to travel without your essential oil diffuser anymore! Safely take your diffuser with you in this protected case. The best part is that there are pockets around the inside of the case to hold your 5-ml and 15-ml bottles of essential oil. There are a variety of colors and patterns available. See it HERE!

2. Young Living cinch sack ($12.00):

I’ve seen Young Living tote bags before, but never a cinch sack. These 100% cotton canvas bags are perfect for advertising your business while carrying your necessities with you (think meetings, trips to the zoo, strolls to the park, summer festivals, etc). These bags have cotton webbing straps and a zippered front pocket for easy storage. Available in dark brown or tan. I just love these types of bags! See it HERE!

3. Aromatherapy stuffed animal ($12.99 – $25.99):

These super cute stuffed animals contain a hidden, grain-filled (and Lavender infused) insert. After heating the insert in the microwave for 30 seconds, your little one can cuddle up next to it and will be asleep in no time! When the original Lavender scent fades, simply freshen it up with a drop of your own Lavender essential oil. Various sizes and animals available. See it HERE!

4. Young Living essential oils key fob ($4.27):

Easily find your keys in your purse with the help of a key fob. This Young Living key fob doubles as a conversation starter for your growing Young Living business. Buy one for yourself or give one as a gift when a member in your downline moves up rank. :) See it HERE!

5. Essential oils car diffuser ($7.90):

Keep your car smelling fresh, fight fatigue, promote focus, and remedy the occasional motion sickness with this essential oil car diffuser. Place 4-6 drops of essential oil onto the diffuser pad (I suggest Peppermint essential oil), slide the pad into the diffuser, and plug it into the charging port. This diffuser comes with 5 refill pads. See it HERE!

For additional oiling items, check out two of my past blog posts showcasing 12 unique gifts and 10 must have accessories.

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Essential Oils and Pets: 10 Safety and Usage Tips

Essential Oils and Pets- 10 Safety and Usage Tips

I’ve had a lot of people in our Oil Moxie group contact me with questions regarding essential oils and pets. Although I’m not an expert, I do have two dogs that we diffuse around daily and apply essential oils to throughout the week. I have also spent a significant amount of time reading about the safe use of essential oils on animals. I summarized what I think are 10 of the most important essential oils pet safety and usage tips (for dogs and cats). As with everything on this blog, please use the below information to spark further research. :)

Here we go! 10 super important essential oil tips for pets!

Tip # 1. Because animals cannot tell us if they are experiencing discomfort, never do anything to your pet that you have not done to yourself or that you wouldn’t do to a baby. For example, essential oils are not meant for use in the eye or ear canal of a human – this same rule holds true for animals.

Tip # 2. Our furry friends often weigh a fraction of what we weigh. If one drop of Lavender can soothe the skin of a 160 pound person, it will take MUCH less Lavender to ease the skin of a small 10 pound cat or dog – 6/100th of a drop to be exact! Therefore, use the least amount of essential oil possible on your pet and dilute, dilute, dilute! If your pet is the size of a baby or a small child, dilute the essential oil just as you would if you were going to use it on a baby or a small child (1-2 drops in at least 1/2-1 teaspoon of carrier oil). Be conservative when applying essential oils to an animal and don’t be afraid to use carrier oil. You can always use more essential oil, but you can never take it away.

Tip # 3. Despite what you may have seen elsewhere, do not apply essential oils to your pets’ paws. Human feet and animal paws are not the same. Although some pets tolerate essential oils on their paws quite well, others do not and they can become VERY uncomfortable. The risk of discomfort to your pet does not outweigh the potential benefit. Instead, apply essential oils to your pet by petting them. Petting is highly effective, better tolerated, and a much easier application method. Read below for more detail on the “why” when it comes to steering clear of your pets’ paw.

  • Our furry companions are constantly absorbing toxic chemicals through their paws – think floor cleaners, carpet deodorizers, kitty litter scents, hair product residue, fabric softeners on blankets, fertilizers, weed killers, snow and ice melt, air fresheners, pollution, and other environmental toxins. Purging these toxins from your pet’s body can be highly beneficial and essential oils can initiate a cleansing event. However, when essential oils are applied to the paws of an animal, we can create a highly concentrated and very rapid detoxification. This can be very uncomfortable to your pet and can cause itching, inflammation, redness, and pain. These adverse reactions may be difficult to recognize because the paws are covered in fur.
  • Unlike humans, animals (specifically, cats and dogs) mainly only have sweat glands on their feet. Just as a human wouldn’t apply an essential oil (especially a hot oil) to their armpit, do not apply an essential oil to an animal’s paw. Although the paw of an animal feels tougher than the skin of a human armpit, the paw can still be highly sensitive.

Tip # 4. If your pet is extra furry, don’t worry! It is not necessary to get the oil directly onto your pet’s skin for it to be effective. Hair follicles actually aid in the absorption of essential oils. Therefore, petting the essential oil onto your pet will still allow for the oil to be absorbed into the animal.

Tip # 5. Keep an eye on your pet after applying oils to their fur and while diffusing essential oils in your home. If your pet negatively changes its’ behavior or begins to acts strange, do not reapply or expose your pet to more or another essential oil at that time. Never correct an “oil problem” with another essential oil as it may create additional discomfort.  If you ever suspect discomfort at the location of oil application, do not rinse with water (as this will drive the oil deeper into the tissue). Instead, dilute the area with a carrier oil (Young Living’s V-6 oil, coconut oil, or olive oil).

Tip # 6. Tea Tree oil (or Melaleuca Alternifolia) may be toxic and deadly to cats. Therefore, do not use or diffuse Tea Tree, or blends containing Tea Tree oil (such as, Purification and Melrose) on or around cats. The risk far exceeds any potential benefit (especially when there are so many other oils you can use). Reserve these oils for use on yourself and your family and use other oils on and around your cats.

Tip # 7. Do not lock your pet in a room while the diffuser is running. Instead, allow your pet to roam freely throughout the house while diffusing essential oils. Your pet will likely move to another room if they are not enjoying the scent or are having a difficult time tolerating the essential oil.

Tip # 8. As beneficial as essential oils can be to an animal, be sure to allow your pet periods of time during the day that are free from essential oils (cats can actually develop liver toxicity from overuse of essential oils). As with anything, balance and moderation is key. You don’t have to be fearful. Simply be cautious and use your oils conservatively (especially when you first start).

Tip # 9. NEVER use low quality or adulterated essential oils on or around animals (as it can be dangerous and toxic). When used correctly, Young Living essential oils are safe to use on pets and can offer amazing health enhancing benefits.

Tip # 10. Do what professionals have already proven to be effective and safe and ALWAYS refer to a reference guide! You can learn where to purchase a reference guide here. Lastly, seek out a veterinarian for serious issues or when in doubt over pet oiling safety.

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Sources:

1. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2013) by Connie and Alan Higley.

2. Essential Oils Desk Reference (Sixth Edition) by Life Science Publishing.

3. AnimalEO by Melissa Shelton, DMV: http://www.animaleo.info/learn-more.html

4. Applying Oils to Animals: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2b722e5b53c15056ebf3b284f&id=664184d463

5. Quite possibly, I have answered this question over a thousand times! No matter how many times I answer it, tomorrow it will be presented yet again! It is time to document my “long answer” in a newsletter! http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2b722e5b53c15056ebf3b284f&id=5b8bc07c3f

6.Basic Rules for Using Essential Oils In Animals (Remember…Humans are Animals Too!): http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2b722e5b53c15056ebf3b284f&id=a827e496a2

7. Burning Frankincense Resinhas been performed for thousands of years… http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2b722e5b53c15056ebf3b284f&id=7f43bb7c81

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Young Living May 2015 Promotion

Young Living May 2015 Promotion

April showers brought May flowers and a new Young Living monthly promotion. Yippie! :) Young Living’s May 2015 promotion is available to any Young Living Retail Customer or Wholesale Member. You get more free product, however, if you are a Young Living Wholesale Member who is enrolled in the Essential Rewards program. Read on to learn about the great freebies that Young Living has to offer this month!

190 PV order ($57.90 value):

Any Retail Customer or Wholesale Member who orders at least 190 PV will receive a free 5-ml bottle of Ocotea essential oil. If you are enrolled in the Essential Rewards program and spend 190 PV, you will also receive a free 5-ml bottle of Grapefruit essential oil.

250 PV order ($77.90 value):

Any Retail Customer or Wholesale Member who orders at least 250 PV will receive a free 5-ml bottle of Ocotea essential oil and $20 enrollment coupon. If you are enrolled in the Essential Rewards program and spend 250 PV, you will also receive a free 5-ml bottle of Grapefruit essential oil.

300 PV order ($128.89 value):

Any Retail Customer or Wholesale Member who orders at least 300 PV will receive a free 5-ml bottle of Ocotea essential oil, a $20 enrollment coupon, and a 14 pack of NingXia Nitro. If you are enrolled in the Essential Rewards program and spend 300 PV, you will also receive a free 5-ml bottle of Grapefruit essential oil.

*This is the Young Living May 2015 Monthly Promo for the United States.

*In the event that the supplies of any of these items becomes unavailable, Young Living may replace promotional products with products of similar value. 

Young Living’s Ocotea essential oil:

Young Living’s Ocotea essential oil contains high levels of alpha humulene – a compound that helps aid the body’s natural response to irritation and injury. Ocotea was traditionally used for digestive support and to cleanse and purify the body. Although Ocotea contains hints of a cinnamon base, it has far less skin sensitivity than Cinnamon Bark essential oil. Ocotea is an ingredient in Stress Away, one of Young Living’s most popular essential oil blends.

Young Living’s Grapefruit essential oil:

Young Living’s Grapefruit essential oil is on my list of 25 other essential oil favorites after the Premium Starter Kit. Grapefruit has a sweet, zesty scent that is uplifting and revitalizing. Grapefruit includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene (Google that if you don’t know what that is). Traditionally, Grapefruit was used to support a healthy immune system.

$20 enrollment coupon:

The $20 enrollment voucher is an ideal tool for sharing Young Living with your friends and family who are wanting to become fellow oilers! Give your voucher code to a friend or family member to use when they join Young Living as a Wholesale Member with the Premium Starter Kit. The Premium Starter Kit is normally $150, but with this coupon, they will save $20 and only pay $130 (plus tax and shipping)! To redeem the voucher, the new member must sign up online, select the Premium Starter Kit, and enter the voucher code upon checkout.

14-pack NingXia Nitro:

I bought NingXia Nitro for the first time two months ago. I’m really enjoying these 20-ml tubes of power and I am just about due to replenish my stash! NingXia Nitro is formulated to lift one’s mental clarity and focus, while providing a surge of energy when needed. Each tube contains 40 mg of caffeine, B vitamins, a special form of D-ribose, and a blend called Nitro Alert (vanilla, chocolate, Yerba mate, and essential oils in a base of wolfberry seed oil).

Not yet a Wholesale Member of Young Living?

Sign up under me with the Premium Starter Kit, add an additional 90 PV worth of Young Living product to your order (the Premium Starter Kit is worth 100 PV; the PV is listed next to each item when ordering) and get the free 5-ml bottle of Ocotea essential oil! PLUS, you will get just over $20.00 worth of oiling gifts from me, exclusive access to Oil Moxie, and wholesale pricing (a 24% discount on every order)! No commitments, no catches! Just click the graphic below.

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